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Included by design : a case for regulation for accessible housing in Australia

Ward, Margaret (2011) Included by design : a case for regulation for accessible housing in Australia. In The First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, 27-29 April 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

Accessible housing is a scarce yet much needed commodity in Australia. A national agreement between industry and advocacy groups to a voluntary approach, called the Livable Design program, aims to provide access features in all new housing by 2020. Through a range of awareness raising initiatives, the program is anticipating increased supply by builders and increased demand by home-buyers. However the people who need accessible housing are the least likely and least able to buy it at the point of new sale and average homebuyers do not consider access features as a priority.

This approach has not been successful overseas or in Australia in the past. Regulation with incentives supported by education and awareness has provided the best results, yet, regulation typically comes with controversy and resistance from the housing industry. A study is planned to identify how effective the Livable Design program is likely to be, what is likely to hinder it and why regulation is likely to be needed.

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ID Code: 42503
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Accessible Housing, Universal Design, Inclusion, Wellbeing
ISBN: 9780980582741
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture) (120502)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Margaret Ward
Copyright Statement: This publication contains conference proceedings. Reproduction, but not modification, is permissible without the authors‘ consent provided that the authors‘ work is referenced appropriately. No modification of the contents of this publication is allowed. The Organising Committee and Queensland University of Technology are not responsible for the statements or opinions expressed in this publication. Any statements or views expressed in the papers contained in these Proceedings are those of the author(s). Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2011 02:21

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